What is Blepharoplasty?
The eyes are an attractive feature of the face that deserve to be shown; however, an excess of skin around the eyes can produce an aging facial appearance. Dr. Suzanne Trott offers blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the lower or upper eyelid, creating an awakened appearance. So many men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a more awakened appearance and can give you subtle yet striking improvements. If you want to learn more about rejuvenating your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trott at her practice in Beverly Hills, CA.
"botox without the plastic look! - Beverly Hills, CA - I'm a 38 year old woman and I started to notice the small beginning stages of crows feet around my eyes and the lines on my forehead. I started to feel down about myself because just like every other woman out there, I don't want to look old. I started to think about botox and fillers but was extremely scared because I didn't want to look fake and plastic. I started to research different doctors and was came across Dr. Trott. I decided to set up an appointment for a consultation. Walking into Dr. Trott's office I was promptly greeted by her receptionist who was courteous. I was called back to meet with Dr. Trott by her office manager/assistant Ady. She was very nice and reassured me that there was nothing to be nervous about as I am terrified of needles. I met with Dr. Trott and discussed my concerns. She gave me my options and discussed how the procedure would go if I chose to go through with it. I was impressed and scheduled an appointment. On the day of my procedure, I was once again courteously greeted and made to feel like I was at home as I waited to be called. The procedure of botox and fillers were absolutely painless. Dr. Trott was extremely gentle and applied a lotion to numb the parts where the needle was to be injected. Her assistant Ady was by her side the entire time. I was advised that I would have some swelling the next day and to apply ice to the injected areas. Dr. Trott's assistant Ady was kind enough to call the next day to see how I was feeling. Once the swelling went down I started to noticed the difference. The lines around my eyes were no longer visible and the lines on my forehead were also gone but I was still left with the movement in my forehead. I've seen some people that are over injected and have no emotion or movement on their face. I am one happy patient have recommended Dr. Trott to my friends and family. I do plan to return when touch ups are needed. "- R. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2015
"34 Year Old Mother of 2 in Desperate Need of a Mommy Makeover - Beverly Hills, CA - After having children, I became deeply insecure and unhappy with my body. I couldn't lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight and I was left with extremely large, saggy breasts and pockets of fat under my armpits, on my hips, stomach and lower back areas. Not to mention stretch marks galore! Several doctors and nurses have thrown out Dr. Trott's name over the years when I would express interest in a mommy makeover. I researched and had consultations with several Los Angeles plastic surgeons but I knew after I met Dr. Trott that she was going to be the one to fix my problem areas. Dr. Trott had the same vision as I for the outcome that I wanted. We agreed on a breast lift, surgical removal of the breast tissue under my armpits, and liposuction of my hips, flanks, lower abdomen and inner thighs. This was my first surgery and experience with anesthesia so I was understandably nervous. Dr. Trott and her assistant, Ady were extremely helpful in answering my every question and never made me feel like I was annoying them or my questions were silly. I was given not only the office number but their personal emails and cell phone numbers and they replied quickly to my every concern. I felt completely confident and secure in my decision by the time my surgery date approached and Dr. Trott even checked in with me the night before. When I arrived for my surgery, Dr. Trott took her time going over everything that I wanted done and made sure that we were on the exact same page regarding the outcome. She held my hand and kept me calm as I was given the anesthesia. Her nurses updated my family regularly during the surgery and made them feel comfortable as well. When I awoke after surgery, Dr. Trott was right there with my family members. I was blown away by the level of care I was receiving and how much she truly cared. I was most definitely in excruciating pain from the liposuction and nauseous from the anesthesia but I wasn't scared and felt like I was in good hands. I was then taken to a recovery center where I stayed for 3 days. Dr. Trott visited AND called me each day and made sure I had the garments, medication and care that I needed during the first few days after my surgery. I mostly slept those first few days but by the 3rd day the pain wasn't as bad and I could move around more comfortably. When Dr. Trott unwrapped me and changed my garments I could not even believe my eyes! Even though I was swollen and bruised, I looked amazing! My breasts were back where they were supposed to be and I didn't have a muffin top or random fat pockets. I have regularly followed up with Dr. Trott ever since and recently just booked the final part of my mommy makeover, a tummy tuck. I have referred several friends to her since my procedure and they have all had incredible life changing results. I could not be happier with my decision! "- H. / RealSelf / May 01, 2016
"botox without the plastic look! - Beverly Hills, CA - I'm a 38 year old woman and I started to notice the small beginning stages of crows feet around my eyes and the lines on my forehead. I started to feel down about myself because just like every other woman out there, I don't want to look old. I started to think about botox and fillers but was extremely scared because I didn't want to look fake and plastic. I started to research different..."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 15, 2015
"I'm a 38 year old woman and I started to notice the small beginning stages of crows feet around my eyes and the lines on my forehead. I started to feel down about myself because just like every other woman out there, I don't want to look old. I started to think about botox and fillers but was extremely scared because I didn't want to look fake and plastic. I started to research different..."- R. / RealSelf / Oct 15, 2015
Ideal Candidates For Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both women and men. At your first visit, treatment options will be explained by Dr. Trott based on your symptoms that need to be corrected. In most cases, ideal candidates are frustrated with excess, hanging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or bloated skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause vision impairment that can get in the way of daily activities. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid, or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to give you a softer appearance.
EyeLid Surgery Technique
Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. This procedure may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in decreasing the folds of skin that droops over the eye to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. The incision point is often placed along the lash line or crease to trim away skin and tissue.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed to improve puffy skin under the lower lid. The incision is carefully made below the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be applied to assist with discoloration while dermal fillers can be used for additional smoothness and softening if needed.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should expect about a week to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The results from blepharoplasty can last a decade or longer, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments, such as injections, fillers, and lasers, can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
Achieve Younger-Looking Eyes
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on your upper eyelids, or you suffer from bulging bags under your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS may be right for you. This treatment can allow you to look and feel youthful and awakened while offering a beautiful answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Trott.